Are you coming?

Web 2.0 Expo New York 2008

I will be speaking on “Understanding the Basics of Personal Data: Vendors, Users, and You” – 09/18/2008 3:05pm – 3:55pm EDT Room: 1A06 &07.

Here’s a $100 discount code if you’re planning on going webny08mc23.

Hope to see you there!

In the mean time, I’m hanging out in the Bay Area.

Hi everyone,

I’d like to invite you to the Data Sharing Workshop on April 18th and19th and the Data Sharing Summit on May 15th.

Both events are part of an ongoing collaboration with, which we hope to evolve into a larger-scale Data Portability conference in the near future.

Our primary goal is to provide a gathering space for everyone to worktogether to build consensus around and get adoption of emerging dataportability standards. We know the timing is tight, but we also know there is a lot of momentum, and we want to move it forward with these two highly-interactive events.

The Data Sharing Workshop (April 18 and 19)
As a first step, the Workshop will provide a gathering space for different groups to have in-depth discussions about emerging data sharing standards and initiatives, and continue ongoing work by establishing Action Items to be carried out at subsequent events.

he Workshop will be held at the SFSU downtown campus in cooperation with the SFSU Institute for the Next Generation Internet.

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The Data Sharing Summit (May 15)
The Summit will take place a month later, providing enough time to further develop the ideas discussed at the Workshop while still being able to track progress. With the larger venue, participants from the Workshop will be able to share their ideas with a broader audience.

The Summit will be at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Ca, immediately following the Internet Identity Workshop, allowing those in the user-centric identity community to participate in the Summit.

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Sign up
You can register for both of these events at

Additional information is available on the Data Sharing Summit Wiki.

About (un)conferences
As with the previous summit, which was facilitated by Kaliya Hamlin, aka “Identity Woman” [], the upcoming event will follow the open space (un)conference [] format. The agenda is created on the first day of the event, allowing everyone to participate in the discussion.

Since 2005, Kaliya has been facilitating the Internet Identity Workshop and has received considerable praise for helping achieve real results, including the incredible progress of OpenID and other user-centric identity projects. Based on the success of IIW, we have decided to use a
similar model for the Data Sharing events.

Get Involved
We need help with promoting these events and ask that you blog about both events. We are also looking for volunteers and sponsors to help support this community, so that we can create real value for everyone involved.

To make the event accessible to a broader range of participants, attendance fees are relatively low. All three days are $200.00 for regular attendees and $140.00 for independents and start-ups. These fees will cover approximately half the cost. Sponsorship support is needed to cover the remaining half.

If you have any questions about any of these events, or would like to get involved as a volunteer or sponsor, please contact Laurie Rae at